Russell Goldman ’17 writes:
“KGB Presents: The 24-Hour ‘Let’s Beak Canary Cancer!’ Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24″ is a new theatrical project written and directed by the dream-cream of Solomon Billinkoff ’14 and Russell Goldman, and sponsored by Second Stage.
It centers around the final hour of a 24-hour public-access telethon to benefit canary cancer.
What is canary cancer, you ask? Just shut up for a second.
Canary cancer is a terrible disease that has wreaked havoc on 127 different species of birds. The symptoms include vomit.
This is not a ticketed event, so show up early (20-30 minutes before showtime) to get a seat!
The show contains material that is shocking and offensive and is not recommended for canaries under 18 or for humans under 18.
DATE?: Thursday, February 20th – Saturday, February 22nd
TIME?: 8pm (arrive 20-30 mins early for seats)
PLACE?: Westco Café
If it’s your very merry unbirthday, or you feel like wearing a pointed hat for no reason, Ian Teixeira ’17 has just the event for you:
A birthday party is a joyous occasion. A party celebrating two
birthdays, twice as so. Now imagine the sheer ecstasy of a room in
which it is everyone’s birthday; no one is left out because each one
of us is the birthday boy or girl or genderqueer person!
The event will feature birthday-themed decorations, hats, streamers,
and music. There will not be a birthday cake, because cake is for
nerds,” Teixeira added.
“The most fun that’s been had on campus since the 1800′s”
-President Michael Roth
From the mind of Jules Berman ’16:
COME WITH YOUR THIRD EYE OPEN
KILBOURNE, DJ Rimjob, M Vaughan // WestCo Cafe // 11 PM // $3
The aforementioned killer DJs will be spinning a party dubbed “An Intimate Party Experience.” What more could you possibly desire? Among the activities featured are couches draped in satin, tents filled with aromas, lights to warm your soul, a dance floor dedicated to freedom, art that opens the mind and endless surprises. Doors close at midnight.
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Time: 11 PM–2 AM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: 3 bux
Come down to the WestCo Cafe and Lounge this Saturday for music, art, bubbles, VISUALS, clay building, blanket forts, and other neat and lovely activities! Brooklyn band Stone Cold Fox will be headlining the festival! Check out some of their music here. Bands will start playing in the cafe at 2pm. Facebook.
The following student bands will be performing as well:
A pinata will burst at precisely 4PM.
Date: Saturday, Nov 9
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Place: WestCo Cafe and Lounge
From Yiyang Wang ‘ 15:
Saint Rich is the new project from 1/2 of Delicate Steve.
Pastoral rock and lawlessness
Verdigrls plays sad girl tunes and sometimes covers Daft Punk
Come through if you wanna.
Date: November 2, 2013
Time: 10 pm – 12 am
Place: WestCo Cafe
From Eric Lopez ’15:
RPMU Presents Sylvan Esso & kaleidoscope
Sylvan Esso looks to put on the first big show for WestCo Cafe this coming Friday with their dancing beats and riveting vocals. Sylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn. Meath’s powerful voice is front and center, unjoined by fellow harmonizers as it is in her folk group, Mountain Man. Sanborn, who plays bass in the genre-destroying Megafaun, creates intricate, pulsing grooves for Meath’s voice to inhabit. check out their soundcloud.
kaleidoscope is Keenan Burgess ’16 and one of the best beat makers on campus. His newest song “Aurora” is filled with floating vocals and an ethereal sensation all over it. Burgess played an opening set last semester for Sweater Beats and the Clam Casino-esque sounds played beautifully there. You can check out the rest of his sounds on his Soundcloud page, which includes a great rework of Cassie’s “All My Love”, and grab some older tracks off his Bandcamp page.
Set Times to be announced on Facebook.
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe
If you like sound, check this out! From Angus Macdonald ’16:
The Wesleyan Sound Co-op is having an informational meeting this Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM in the WestCo Cafe. Anyone interested in running live sound is welcome to attend. No experience necessary.
Date: Sunday, Sept 15
Time: 2 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe
“I had a son from a one-night stand but it turned out that I really liked him.”
Once upon a time, on a Wesleyan orientation week long ago, an enormous and very silly rap-rock group called Static Stamina was formed, consisting mostly of then-Butts residents, including Will Feinstein ’13, Stefan Skripak ’13, Nicole Lepre ’13, Adrien DeFontaine ’13, Jacob Eichengreen ’13, Nate Jacobs ’13, Danny Sullivan ’13, and Claire Dougherty ’13 (who I mostly remember shouting “STATIC MOTHA-FUCKIN STAMINA!” at shows). For a couple of practice sessions, our great leader Zach was even present. Like the illustrious Beatles, Static Stamina demonstrated their power by growing in size every month of the year. Their high-octane act and somewhat obnoxious sense of humor created many memorable nights in my underclassman years.
There often comes a time when one must put away childish things, however, and when Static Stamina took the stage at the WestCo Cafe on Thursday, joined by Dink 583 and Tonsil Hockey, they had not played together under that name in probably two years. The present lineup of the band was uncertain, as many of the coeterie had gone on to play with Feinstein in bands like Chants, which won Awesomefest two years ago. Sam Ebb ’13, Jason Katzenstein ’13 (who is standing behind me and adding effusive copy about himself), and Danny Sullivan ’13 were also present. Feinstein told (warned?) the audience that Chants would appear at some indefinite point during the set; Chants is Spencer Burnham ’14, Ethan Young ’13, Defontaine, and Feinstein. They are a bit more punk-oriented, but many of the differences collapse in the face of Feinstein’s charisma, whether he is throwing kleenex and ripped-up pieces of Argus at audience members and shouting “You got an issue/tissue? Here’s a tissue/issue!” or suffering from an intentional short-term memory loss that causes him and the band to play a very short song called “My Son” eight times over the course of a set. Feinstein stood on top of various equipment and appeared to tower over the crowd, leading to gestures of devotion from them. A surprising number of current underclassmen were present; may they be inspired by this show to continue Wesleyan’s musical creative streak.
Dance veteran and permanent member of the rave patrol would like to invite you to navigate the Labrynth in neon rave gear:
Let dance veteran and permanent member of the soul patrol, Rave-id
Bowie be your guide for a night of booty shakin’ goodness with the
Friday 4/19 @ 11PM in the cafe. All are welcome (bring your prefrosh too!)
11 – Trillion Dollar Boys Club (BEAMS // Walka Flocka Flame //Colehickey ’09)
12 – RYAN GARDNER
1 – VONYX
Let the bowie be with you.
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 11 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Blaise ’16 wants you to come to this awesome concert:
A mix of Maine and Brooklyn based bands! Lunch Cult is from Portland, Maine and the band of future Wes student Luke MacDonald. “Comedy routine disguised as punk rock band. blow-fi.” The Ne’er Dowells are a Brooklyn band lead by the audacious Gio Escobar. Technically developed fun indie rock woo. The Micks are also based in BK are lead by John Walsh of New Paltz college. Lunch Cult are fun moshy, rock with anthem-y tunes that you will like. COME AND MOSH AND SING
Date: March 30, 2013
Place: Westco Cafe